Wanderlust May/June 2020

In this issue… September/October 2021 Enjoy articles on… The hidden jewels of the Caribbean. Our guide to the wide array of heritage sites and cities that await beyond the beaches. We go beyond Uganda’s gorillas to find hidden valleys, isolated rural communities and wildlife good-news-stories. 15 epic walking trails. These diverse treks will show you rare wildlife, unique cultures and immense scenery worthy of your perspiration. Uncovering Thailand’s ancient secrets by rail. We go on a magical history tour of the ancient capitals of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. Meet the New Big Five of wildlife photography and find out how travel can help these endangered animals. PLUS… Dispatches: Armenia British Break: Shropshire Hidden USA: Tennessee Music Trail Indigenous culture: San Blas Islands, Panama WanderSleeps: Tokyo Off-the-grid: Vigan, The Philippines Dream Sleep: Cristalino Lodge, the Amazon Double Bill: Segovia & Salamanca First 24 Hours in… Charleston, USA World food: Cambodia

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How have the past few weeks been for you? The current pandemic has affected us all very differently and we hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well. A special call out to the healthcare professionals and essential workers who read the magazine... we salute you. Thank you to all who have been in touch including those who completed our most recent survey. It revealed how keen the majority of you are to travel again as soon as safely possible. Oh yes! And thanks to those who have been sharing your happy travel memories on social with the hashtag #WishIWasThere (p14) – keep your posts coming. So, what to cover in a lockdown when we’re not travelling? We settled on a blend of armchair travel (p20), content that - matches our…

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Carolyn Boyd West Brittany France expert Carolyn’s been writing about the country for two decades. This issue, she heads to its most westerly point to discover the islands and coast of Finistère (p72). First place visiting once the lockdown is over: “I’ll be going home. I’ve been to many far-flung places, but nothing beats the sensational view from my home village, Bishopsteignton, Devon, and of course being with my nearest and dearest.” Steve Woodhall South Africa Photographer and author of the Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Steve has spent 40 years in SA studying these insects. He shares his tips with us on page 88. First place visiting once the lockdown is over: “South Africa’s Krantzkloof Nature Reserve in Kloof, KwaZulu Natal has vast butterfly biodiversity. The scenery is majestic and there’s always something exciting…

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the wanderlust philosophy

Wanderlust aims to inform and inspire all your travel adventures. We strive to bring you the most trusted and reliable information in the world. That’s why we are always upfront about whether our writers have travelled independently or with a tour company. When a tour operator has been used, we always try to use those who’ve scored a minimum satisfaction rating of 85% from readers in our annual awards and we never guarantee positive coverage. Responsible, conscious and sustainable travel is at the heart of everything we do. THINK TRAVEL CONTENT MARKETING Looking for high-impact travel content? Think Travel produces customer magazines, supplements, digital content and influencer marketing for travel companies and organisations. For details, contact Chris Johnson (chris.johnson@thinkpublishing.co.uk). © Wanderlust Publications Ltd, 2020, ISSN 1351-4733 Published by Wanderlust Publications Ltd, Capital House, 25…

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“Take each day as it comes because after every storm, there is a rainbow and every burden carries its own blessing. Surely all will be well with time, even birds do sing after a storm and so can you!” The team here at Wanderlust have been spotting a lot of spectacular rainbows recently, mainly in our neighbours’ windows as we headed out on our hour of leg stretching. But putting this issue together in such extraordinary circumstances has made us look all the more forward to the day when we get to see the real things, such as this one framing 727m high Mount Otemanu – and the stilted huts rising out of that oh-so-snorkellable French Polynesian lagoon look quite inviting too.…

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your letters

Star letter Lioness spotted Congratulations again on the award – is there a better travel magazine – you should win every year! We always get a lift when we see your gorgeous and informative magazine in our post box. We loved the photograph from Michael Poliza [issue 203/February 2020; pictured above] but couldn’t help noticing that it shows a lioness sandwiched between the two young males. The clue to the sex of the individuals in this case is the sprouting of longer hair on the chest of the lion in the foreground – and the lion bringing up the rear – plus the central tuft of hair on the forehead and the beginning of whisker chops of long hair on the cheeks of the males. By comparison you can see that the lioness in…

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social talk

Describing a trip to Namibia: “Sunset walks, plunge pools and waking up to wildebeest beside my bed, The perfect introduction to Namibia.” @nadiashahanaz Recalling Kerala: “One of my favourite places. We so loved Kerala and its people.” @JacksonT0ny Remembering the lush highlights of Guyana: “One of the most amazing countries for nature that I’ve ever been to. Iwokrama forest is incredible” Nia LK Sharing memories of Laos: “Luang Prabang is an amazing place. It left lasting happy memories for us when we visited in 2014.” Anne Robinson…